What are the top factors to keep in mind when searching for a place to live in your city?
Location is a top factor in relation to proximity to schools, shops, place of work as well as for a safe and quiet place for children to play.
What are the most popular neighborhoods in your city for expats?
Inside Ho Chi Minh City, you will find a mix of older, French-style villas and modern serviced apartments.
Expats seeking houses tend to live outside the city where larger villas with elaborate gardens and swimming pools can be found. Districts 2 (An Phu) and 7 (Phu My Hung) are the expat neighborhoods; the international schools are located in these districts.
District 2 (An Phu), with its older style of houses, is a well-known living area, especially among the western expatriate community. Most of the international schools are located here.
District 7 (Phu My Hung) is a more modern, newly established area with wide roads. It is a preferred area for Asian expatriates.
Districts 1 and 3 (city) are fairly popular, too.
Do expats tend to buy or rent their homes?
Expats rent their homes.
Typically, will I be required to pay additional money up front (such as a deposit) before moving into leased housing? If so, how much is common?
You must pay a deposit from one to three months' rent.
Are utilities generally included in the price of rent, or are they extra?
Utilities are only included for serviced apartments. For houses and other apartments, utilities are extra.
Are there special security concerns I should be aware of in regards to my home or choice of neighborhood?
Ho Chi Minh City is not a dangerous city. However, it is highly recommended that you hire a security guard - this is a policy for many companies, so please check with your employer.
I’m not sure if I should bring my appliances. What is the electric current, Hz and plug shape in your city?
Current is 220 V. Sockets are the rounded, two-prong type.
Do you have any other accommodation information that might help me?
Crown has its own Home Search Team, so please contact us. We are happy to help.
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